Hearts & Minds Behavioural Change Workshops

Xmo Strata has made a commitment to running a series of in-house ‘Behavioural Change’ training workshops for all employees and sub-contractors in support of the Energy Institute’s Hearts and Minds initiative.

The in-house workshops have been designed to enhance the knowledge and awareness of health and safety practice in the workplace, and encourage attendees to adopt even safer working practices to protect themselves and their colleagues from the risk of injury.

Managers have developed the courses with the specific trades of every Xmo Strata and Xmo Veritas team in mind, allowing attendees to study real life examples and discuss past incidents that could easily affect them in their work.

The first course, being introduced during 2009 covers the following:

  • Who accidents affect and why
  • How we receive and interpret safety messages
  • Accident liability – who is responsible
  • Understanding the workplace safety culture
  • Near-misses: how and why should they be reported
  • Making a commitment to a safer working culture

All Xmo Strata and Xmo Veritas employees and approved subcontractors will attend the first Hearts and Minds workshop during the course of 2009.

Many of the workshops are being attended by senior figures from Xmo Strata’s client base and some are also hosting the days at their facilities.

Dates of previous workshops and client attendance:

20 March 2009 Ewell Retail Training Centre, Esso.
Client representatives included:
Ian Kidger – HSEThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - The body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England and Wales and Scotland. advisor for Esso UK and Ireland
Dan Pass – ABB Project Engineer
17 April 2009 BP Retail head office, Milton Keynes.
Client representatives included:
Dave Newton and Jason McMenamin – BP asset team
Gary Worrow – BP H&S team
Andy Kennedy and Lee Lawrence – Global Alliance maintenance team
Martin Rackley – Global Alliance UK HSEThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - The body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England and Wales and Scotland. Manager
15 May 2009 ABB UK Head Office, Warrington.
Client representatives included:
Dave Walker – ABB
Kevin Sparrow Saunt – ABB
Tony Durrant – Global Alliance
16 July 2009 Holiday Inn, Leicester Central.
Attendees included:
Steve Beale – WR Refrigeration
Richard Miller – ABB
David Barr – ABB
Richard Newman – ABB
26 August 2009 Xmo Strata Head Office, Kent.
Client representatives included:
Mark Day – Coteba
Mark Goldsworthy – Coteba
9 November 2010 Xmo Strata Head Office, Kent.
Client representatives included:
Allan Manning – Coteba